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Judicial officers

Judicial officers, such as a magistrates and judicial registrars, can make decisions and directions about the law. They can also impose sentences.

Chief Magistrate

Justice Lisa Hannan is Victoria’s Chief Magistrate and has the responsibility of: 

  • assigning duties to judicial officers
  • making court rules in consultation with deputy chief magistrates
  • issuing practice directions
  • performing statutory functions.

Deputy Chief Magistrates

Magistrate Susan Wakeling and Magistrate Timothy Bourke are Victoria’s Deputy Chief Magistrates who have the responsibility of:

  • undertaking duties assigned by the Chief Magistrate
  • acting as the Chief Magistrate in the absence of the Chief Magistrate.   

Magistrates

MCV has 133 magistrates who sit at the court's 51 venues. There are also 18 magistrates who sit at the Children's Court (CHC) and two who sit at the Coroners Court (CCOV).

Marita Altman
Megan Aumair
Julian Ayres
Donna Bakos
Guillaume Bailin
Stephen Ballek
Julia Barling
Hayley Bate
Luisa Bazzani
John Bentley
Amina Bhai
Jacqueline Billings (CHC)
Angela Bolger
Jade Bott
Caroline Boult
Jennifer Bowles (CHC)
Felicity Broughton
Gerard Bryant
Abigail Burchill
Tony Burns
Carolyn Burnside
Darrin Cain (CHC)
Vincenzo Caltabiano
Suzanne Cameron
Victoria Campbell
Megan Casey
Michael Coghlan
Ann Collins
Gregory Connellan
Erica Contini (CHC)
Suzette Dootjes
Peter Dotchin (CHC)
Alanna Duffy
Peter Dunn
Rosemary Falla  
Kathryn Fawcett
Bernard FitzGerald
Lesley Fleming (CHC)
Leon Fluxman
Justin Foster
Belinda Franjic
Timothy Gattuso
Jane Gibson (CHC)
Kieran Gilligan
Phillip Goldberg
Anne Goldsbrough
Julie Grainger
Timothy Greenway
Kirstie Grigor
Martin Grinberg
Jennifer Grubissa
Simon Guthrie
Andrew Halse
Robyn Hamilton (CHC)
John Hardy
Tara Hartnett
Annabel Hawkins (CHC)
Fiona Hayes
James Henderson
Natalie Heynes
Timothy Hoare
Meghan Hoare
Michelle Hodgson
Cecily Hollingworth
Franz Holzer
Carolyn Howe
Gail Hubble (CHC)
Trieu Huynh
Audrey Jamieson (CCOV)
Meagan Keogh
Graeme Keil
Russell Kelly
Costas Kilias
Michael King
Heather Lambrick
Elizabeth Langdon (CHC)
David Langton
Nunzio La Rosa
Rohan Lawrence
Stephen Lee
Dominic Lennon
Gerard Lethbridge
Denise Livingstone
Cynthia Lynch
Mary-Anne MacCallum
Ann McGarvie
Jan Maclean
Kay MacPherson (CHC)
Urfa Masood
Ross Maxted
Therese McCarthy
Andrew McKenna
Michael McNamara
Sharon McRae
Frances Medina
Peter Mellas
Johanna Metcalf
Peter Mithen
Helen Murphy
Michelle Mykytowycz
John O'Callaghan
Julie O'Donnell
Jason Ong
Kim Parkinson (CHC)
Shiva Pillai (CHC)
Roslyn Porter
Samantha Poulter
Vicky Prapas
Hugh Radford
Lucy Raponi (CHC)
Michael Richards
Gregory Robinson
Kay Robertson
Mark Sabljak
Adrian Serratore
Andrew Sim
Sharon Smith (CHC)
Brett Sonnet
Patrick Southey
Paresa Spanos (CCOV)
Pauline Spencer
Helen Spowart
David Starvaggi
Robert Stary
Melissa Stead (CHC)
Fiona Stewart
Mark Stratmann
Jacinta Studham
Stella Stuthridge
Mia Stylianou
Kimberley Swadesir
Charles Tan
Greg Thomas
Malcolm Thomas
Noreen Toohey
Cynthia Toose
Letizia Torres
Jennifer Tregent
Olivia Trumble
Allison Vaughan
Belinda Wallington
Tim Walsh
Nahrain Warda
Mike Wardell             
Ian Watkins
Matthew White
Michael Wighton
Jarrod Williams
Christina Windisch
Simon Zebrowski
Francis Zemljak (CHC) 

Reserve Magistrates

Reserve magistrates sit on an as needed basis in the absence of full-time magistrates.  

Ross Betts
Barry Braun
Andrew Capell
Brian Clifford
John Doherty
Michelle Ehrlich 
David Faram
Margaret Harding
Jonathan Klestadt
Cathy Lamble
John Lesser
Lance Martin
Gregory McNamara
Daniel Muling
Jelena Popovic 
Steven Raleigh
Peter Reardon
Duncan Reynolds
Charlie Rozencwajg 
Ronald Saines
Marc Sargent 
Michael Smith
Brian Wright

Judicial Registrars

Judicial registrars help manage the court’s workload by hearing matters prescribed by the Magistrates' Court (Judicial Registrars) Rules 2015.

Julian Bartlett
Michael Bolte
Shannon Dellamarta
Samantha Dixon
Kristie Eales
Gavin Green
Michael Gurvich
Anthony Gwynne
Leah Hickey
Barry Johnstone
Sivaratnam Kandasamy
Stephanie Keogh-Barnes
Alison Paton
Lisa Rees
Katherine Rynne
Angela Soldani 
John Wieladek
Sally Wilson

Last updated on 13 Feb 2024
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